June 29, 2017

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Drilling at ShweU-Min Cave strikes water, cheers up locals

BFM’s new machine brings 2nd success in drilling tube well  in Pindaya , Shan State, benefiting pilgrims and local people. Photo: Supplied
BFM’s new machine brings 2nd success in drilling tube well in Pindaya , Shan State, benefiting pilgrims and local people. Photo: Supplied

A SECOND well being drilled by a modern drilling machine of the KBZ’s Brighter Future Myanmar foundation in Pindaya, Shan State, struck water on Monday, the second drilling project to strike water using the machine.
The well, located at the foot of Shwe U Min Mountain, has produced 2000 gallons per hour at a depth of 500 ft, and is ready to provide drinking water to visitors of the Shwe U Min Cave and local people.
“We get drinking water piped from a spring located about six miles from here.
We have faced the problem of having insufficient drinking water as the number of visitors and the local population is increasing,” said Ma Htwe Nge, a souvenir vendor at the cave, “Today, we are very delighted to see water gushing out of the well.”
The well struck the water after three days of drilling.
So far, nine tube wells have been drilled by the BFM in Pindaya since October, 2014.
The foundation recently bought a Dando drilling machine, manufactured by the Dando Company in the UK, which is reportedly worth more than US$1.5 million.
The new machine can drill down to a depth of 1,800 feet. The machines previously used by the foundation could only drill to a depth of 1,000 feet.— 010

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